COVID-19 Response

Our full in-person plan will begin on Monday, September 14. We will use the time leading up to September 14 to provide more opportunities for teachers to practice using new technologies and develop strategies to administer both in-class and at-home instruction. Also during this time, we will orient our students to our safety plan and allow them time to better prepare for the new year by experiencing their classrooms virtually and in-person.

These virtual and in-person days will count towards our academic calendar, meaning we will end our year a week earlier in June than the current statewide public school calendar. An updated calendar will be posted shortly. Students may be happy to know that they now have until September 8th to complete summer reading and other summer work packets!

Click here for our detailed school calendar.

Opting into Prout at Home

Prout at Home will run throughout the school year, as most classes will be live-streamed and/or taped. Students must stay home if they are sick, especially if they have one or more of the specified potential symptoms of COVID-19. Also students themselves may be under quarantine orders due to the exposure of another family member.

If families choose to do so, they may also opt into Prout at Home for any period of time for non-medical reasons for the school year. If you want your child to start the year on Prout At Home, we feel it is best to make your final determination during the week of August 31st after the Governor has solidified the status of school re-opening throughout this state. In the interim, please feel free to discuss this option with your child’s guidance counselor.

From Our Nurses

Please email us at nurses@theproutschool.org with your questions about the COVID-19 virus. 

After careful research and review of face masks that provide the best protection of large virus droplet particles, we are recommending only cloth face masks of two/three layers of cotton material with ear loops or ties secured behind head or disposable face masks with three layers of protection. Gaiters, bandannas and masks with exhalation vents are not allowed due to poor efficiency trapping virus droplets.

Ensuring a Healthy Environment for Our Students

Since March, our staff has worked closely with our HVAC company, as well as our cleaning company, to ensure the healthiest possible environment for our students, faculty and staff once school begins. We want you to have the details. Click here for a statement from our HVAC company. Click here for a statement from our cleaning company. 

State-Required Documents

Click here to access our state-required opening plan template. The document is lengthy, so we have summarized the key points for student and staff safety in our plan here